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AFI Fest, Los Angeles

AFI Fest
2021, North Western Avenue
90027-1657 Los Angeles
United States
phone +1-866 234 3378
fax +1-3 23-4 62 40 49
http://www.afi.com/AFIFEST
email: programming@afi.com

Program Director
Mr. Lane Kneedler

Festival Director
Mr. Michael Lumpkin

Year of Foundation 1987

Event Date from 15 October 2020 till 22 October 2020

Event Date

in Los Angeles, United States

Sections Galas, Special Screenings, World Cinema, New Auteurs (1st + 2nd filmmakers), American Independents, Midnight, Cinema's Legacy, Short Films

Terms of Entry U.S. premiere preferred; productions may not be older than one year (completion after 1 August 2018); feature and documentary films: over 40 min.; short films: less than 40 min.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP, HDCAM, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline Features and shorts: Early: 29 March 2019
Official Deadline: 03 May 2019
Final Deadline: 12 July 2019

Fees feature films: $60-85; short films up to 30 min.: $40-70

Attendance Figures 75,000

Participants of the Film Industry more than 100 American distributors, directors and producers, representatives of talent agencies;

Prizes/Awards Audience Awards (Feature, Short), Grand Jury Award (Live-Action Short, Animated Short, Documentary Short)

German Films

2019

Cinema’s Legacy
TALKING ABOUT TREES by Suhaib Gasmelbari (FR/SD/DE/TD/QA, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)

Documentary Films
SEARCHING EVA by Pia Hellenthal (Corso Film)
THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad (DK/DE, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

New Auteurs
THE LAST TO SEE THEM by Sara Summa (DFFB)

Short Films
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) by Scott Calonico

World Cinema
A HIDDEN LIFE by Terrence Malick (DE/US, Studio Babelsberg)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT… (ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER…) by Angela Schanelec (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
LIBERTÉ by Albert Serra (FR/DE, Lupa Film)
PROXIMA by Alice Winocour (FR/DE, Pandora Film)
THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio (IT/FR/BR/DE, Match Factory Productions)
THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu (RO/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

Number of Films Shown 137 films

Media Coverage national and international print media and TV channels

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival. The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation A large festival for the public that enjoys good media coverage. Focus on upcoming international talent. Free access to all film screening except official gala screenings means full house theatre performance. Interesting workshops and conferences and great networking events for young filmmakers. It is the only US-festival accredited by the FIAPF. Strong impact for foreign language films campaigning for the Academy Awards.

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